Introduction to Python for Non-Programmers, Part One (Hands-on)

Prerequisite: zero programming experience. We will go slowly so that everyone understands programming concepts, like loops and functions. Sounds too basic? Look at Introduction to Python for Programmers.

This is an introduction to the essential features of Python. This tutorial includes a brief introduction to basic types (Integer, Float, String, and Boolean), if-statements, functions, lists, dictionaries, loops, and modules. We’ll look at some simple interactive tasks. After this tutorial you’ll be ready to explore all the amazing modules Python has to offer. We will work on examples in a web browser, so NO experience with Linux or the command line is necessary.

This is a two part tutorial, please sign up for both parts.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to scv-tutorial@bu.edu and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Yann Tambouret, IS&T Scientific Computing & Visualization
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)